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Lions collecting more picks

Posted by ESPN's Rachel Nichols

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- No surprise to see the Lions deal their No. 65 pick to the Jets. The exchange got them a later pick in the third round, plus a fourth-rounder and a seventh-rounder -- which is exactly what general manager Martin Mayhew told me they wanted to do going into this weekend.

Mayhew told me they had eight picks but he'd like at least 10 as he faced a team riddled with needs.

"We could use a lot of everything, to be honest with you," Mayhew told me. "In reality, if you look up and down our roster, we could take any position."

In some ways, this is protecting the investment the Lions already made. They just gave Matthew Stafford $41.7 million in guaranteed money -- and while they say they won't rush him onto the field, no one gets paid that much to sit too long. When Stafford does start playing, the Lions need to surround him with as many talented bodies as possible.

Rachel Nichols is an ESPN bureau reporter based in New York and covering the Lions' draft.